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Dec 4, 2012 6:30pm PST
disney. rick horrow tonight goes "beyond the scoreboard." >> reporter: espn's sports media monopoly could be in jeopardy, as rupert murdoch's news corp reportedly is moving forward with plans to turn its auto- racing channel speed into fox sports 1, an all-sports tv network by the middle of next year. news corp execs believe their company is uniquely positioned to compete against espn because of their previous success breaking into the broadcast and cable news markets with fox and fox news, respectively. fox isn't the only network hoping to steal viewers away from espn. comcast's nbc and cbs have also launched 24-hour sports networks. but where fox hopes to differentiate itself is with distribution and live sports rights. fox's speed channel already is in more than 80 million homes, and fox owns rights to mlb, nascar, college sports, and ufc. it's easy to understand why news corp wants to launch an all- sports channel. espn is worth $40 billion, nearly half of parent company walt disney company's total value. additionally, the channel rakes in more the $5 a month for every cable sub
Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm EST
will be featured when they are streamed online this february. rick horrow has details in this week's "beyond the scoreboard." >> the n.f.l. has promised the super bowl won't be going on cable tv anytime soon, but one place the game has migrated to is the internet. february's super bowl will be only the second in history to be available online, and the ad buying frenzy is just as hot in cyberspace as it is on tv. is nearly sold out of advertising space for its live-streaming of this year's super bowl. the going rate for ad space in the streaming is an estimated $1 million-- not bad considering a 30-second tv ad goes for $4 million during the game. the online audience is just a fraction of the main broadcast-- two million viewers on the internet compared to 110 million on tv. and what will viewers see online they won't on tv? cbs is investing in unique camera angles and integration with social media. advertisers love it because it can better track the return on their advertising investments. loves it because it creates another revenue stream to fuel profits
Dec 11, 2012 6:30pm PST
in the same stadium for two different games. here's rick horrow with tonight's "beyond the scoreboard." >> reporter: they're two of the biggest games of the college football season, but despite being played in the same stadium just six nights apart, interest in the discover orange bowl and the b.c.s. national championship game couldn't be more different. the average ticket price for the title game between traditional powers alabama and notre dame is a whopping $2,400, which is more expensive than two of the last three super bowls. the game likely will be the most-watched event in cable tv history, with more than 30 million people expected to tune in. both alabama and notre dame will pocket $22 million for the appearance. for the orange bowl, florida state and northern illinois will receive the same pay-outs, but the similarities between the two games end there. orange bowl tickets average $100, but start as low as $8. on tv, the match-up could struggle to get seven million viewers, and may end up the least-watched b.c.s. game ever. so while the pay-outs to schools may be th
Dec 12, 2012 1:00am PST
pay-outs to schools may be the same, clearly, all b.c.s. games aren't created equal. i'm rick horrow. >> susie: that's "nightly business report" for tuesday, december 11. have a great evening, everyone, and you, too, tom. >> tom: good night, susie. we'll see you online at, and back here tomorrow night. captioning sponsored by wpbt captioned by media access group at wgbh >> join us anytime at there, you'll find full episodes of the program, complete show transcripts and all the market stats. also follow us on our facebook page-- bizrpt. and on twitter @bizrpt. >>> tonight on "spark!," they're young and restless and ready to make their mark. teenage performers and artists who will wow you with their talent and their dedication. in our first story, each year, hundreds try out, but only a handful are chosen for the region's premiere high school jazz ensemble, the s.f. jazz all-stars. >> i didn't play like that and i tell them that all the time. i say, you know what, i'm just going to be honest with you -- i couldn't play like you do when i was your age. i just coul
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